As a courtesy to our colleagues at NIRS in Washington, D.C., we forward a press release that reports the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s denial of a request to improve evacuation plans around U.S. nuclear reactors, based on the real-life information and evidence provided by the Fukushima and Chornobyl nuclear disasters. With Illinois having 14 reactors – four of which are of Fukushima design and vintage — and 9,000+ tons of high-level radioactive waste in the form of spent fuel in spent fuel pools and dry casks, this is no inconsequential matter. Continue reading NRC Denies Modest Post-Fukushima Emergency Response Recommendations
JAPAN ON NUKES — SIMPLY “ABE-NORMAL”!
What have we learned in the three years since the onset of the continuing nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi? Many things — most of which are not good.
We learned that safe-energy and anti-nuclear activists were correct in their initial analyses of what was happening in the early days of the disaster; and unlike TEPCO, the Japanese government, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), we were telling the public straight out.
We’ve learned that TEPCO cannot be trusted to tell the truth about much of anything. And worse – that the Continue reading PRESS STATEMENT ON THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER
NEIS recently hosted a CAN-TV “Community Forum” segment on the Illinois fracking issues. Titled “To Frack or Not to Frack? – THAT is Illinois’ Question,” it is scheduled to air on Chicago Cable Access on:
- Saturday, February 8th, 7:30 PM, Channel 21
- Monday, February 10th, 8:00 AM, Channel 19
- Tuesday, February 11th, 12:00 PM, Channel 21
- Continue reading NEIS “Community Forum” show on Fracking to Air